The Newberry Library hosts a conversation about Chicago tourism during the 1893 World's Fair. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV). Topics: tourism, Chicago World's Fair
This was recorded by Rev. Timothy Shum at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. They were short messages to his family, and recorded on a 78 rpm record medium that wasn't meant to last as long as commercially pressed records at the time. The recording was digitized to CD, then mp3, in 2006. Topics: Timothy Shum, Chicago World's Fair, 1933
Home movie footage from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. From our Ferd Isserman Collection. Chicago Film Archives owns copyrights to all films in the Ferd Isserman Collection. Topics: Home Movies, Chicago, Chicago World's Fair, 1930s, Century of Progress
Here is a 16mm. home movie of Chicago's 1933 World's Fair in all its troubled splendor. It comes from our David Gray Collection, which includes other footage of Chicago from the 1930s through 1960s. Highlights of this reel include an animatronic tyrannosaurus rex, a strange looking Radio Flyer sculpture and a building titled "Infant Incubators - with living babies." Topics: Home Movies, Chicago, Chicago World's Fair, 1930s, Century of Progress
This free comic book teaches children about science, Nikola Tesla and the electricity that powered the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. Suggested Level: LS (Lower Secondary) **To download the file, go to HTTPS and download the .zip file. Topics: SCI, SCI.LS, Electricity--1890-1900, Electricity--Comic books, strips, etc., Tesla...
On the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), Gray Brechin and Chris Carlsson discuss the PPIE and the relationship of world’s fairs to the idea of progress over time. How did the presentations at PPIE in their early 20th century context boost now long-held assumptions about progress and development through technological innovation and economic growth? Topics: World's Fairs, Chicago World's Fair 1893, St. Louis World's Fair 1904, Midwinter Fair 1894, Panama...
Librivox recording of Historic Newspaper Articles, Volume 2 by Various Authors. Read by Lee Ann Howlett This collection of 20 public domain newspaper articles comprises volume 2 of Historic Newspaper Articles in the LibriVox collection. Both U.S. and U.K. newspapers are represented here. The articles span from 1848 to 1920. Topics covered (e.g., the Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire, the troubles of ‘Typhoid Mary’, how to dress for the seashore) vary in length and tone. Although the writers... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, New York Times, Guardian Unlimited, California Star, gold rush, Triangle,... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text